Saturday, March 9, 2013

Aaron Horkey

"Aaron Horkey was birthed and reared deep in the heart of the Rural Midwest, specifically the small farming community of Windom, Minnesota. Key personality traits include debilitating social ineptitude and a perverse attention to detail. Also, believes himself to have been born 100 years too late. Enjoys desolation, megafauna and transplanting sumacs. Currently ensconced in a bucolic whistle stop just west of the Mississippi, he whiles away the hours writing of himself in the third person, staring at his chore list and cultivating ulcers. Fully prepared for and welcoming a long languishing into obscurity, Aaron is the sole survivor of the Black Osprey Dead Arts Society and founding member of the Cottonwood County Druids Skateboard Gang."

Horkey's silk-screened posters are a blend of Art Nouveau-influenced typography and decoration with intricate, surrealistic images of stylized flora and fauna. He works almost entirely without the aid of computers. Beginning with small pencil sketches, he moves up to larger ink drawings, then traces out each color separation by hand. It’s a painstaking process, but the hand-rendered precision really shows in the final product.

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